[visionlist] AMAR at ICPR 2022

Shaun Canavan scanavan at usf.edu
Wed Jun 1 15:04:06 -04 2022

CFP 3rd Workshop on Applied Multimodal Affect Recognition (AMAR 2022 (usf.edu)<https://cse.usf.edu/~tjneal/AMAR2022/index.html>)

To investigate ethical, applied affect recognition, this workshop will leverage multimodal data that includes, but is not limited to, 2D, 3D, thermal, brain, physiological, and mobile sensor signals. This workshop aims to expose current use cases for affective computing and emerging applications of affective computing to spark future work. Along with this, this workshop has a specific focus on the ethical considerations of such work, including how to mitigate ethical concerns. Considering this, topics of the workshop will focus on questions including, but not limited to:

  *   What inter-correlations exist between facial affect (e.g., expression) and other modalities (e.g., EEG)?
  *   How can multimodal data be leveraged to create real-world applications of affect recognition such as prediction of stress, real-time ubiquitous emotion recognition, and impact of mood on ubiquitous subject identification?
  *   How can we facilitate the collection of multimodal data for applied affect recognition?
  *   What are the ethical implications of working on such questions?
  *   How can we mitigate the ethical concerns that such work produces?
  *   Can we positively address public fears and misconceptions regarding applied affective computing?
To address these questions, AMAR2022 targets researchers in BCI, affective computing, biometrics, computer vision, human-computer interaction, behavioral sciences, social sciences, and policy makers who are interested in leveraging multimodal data for ethical, applied affect recognition.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, ethical applications of the following:

  *   Health applications with a focus on multimodal affect
  *   Multimodal affective computing for cybersecurity applications (e.g., biometrics and IoT security)
  *   Inter-correlations and fusion of ubiquitous multimodal data as it relates to applied emotion recognition (e.g., face and EEG data)
  *   Leveraging ubiquitous devices to create reliable multimodal applications for emotion recognition
  *   Applications of in-the-wild data vs. lab controlled
  *   Facilitation and collection of multimodal data (e.g., ubiquitous data) for applied emotion recognition
  *   Engineering applications of multimodal affect (e.g., robotics, social engineering, domain inspired hardware / sensing technologies, etc.)

Specifically, ethical topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  *   Privacy and security
  *   Institutionalized bias
  *   Trustworthy applications of affective computing
  *   Equal access to ethical applications of affective computing (e.g., medical applications inaccessible due to wealth inequality)
NOTE: Topics that do not demonstrate an existing or potential application of affective computing are not topics of interest for this workshop.

Workshop candidates are invited to submit papers up to 6 pages plus unlimited pages for references in the ICPR format<https://www.icpr2022.com/submission-guidelines/>. Submissions to AMAR 2022 should have no substantial overlap with any other paper submitted to ICPR 2022 or already published. All persons who have made any substantial contribution to the work should be listed as authors, and all listed authors should have made some substantial contribution to the work. Papers presented at AMAR 2022 will appear in the IEEE Xplore digital library. Submission portal is up through EasyChair at AMAR2022 (3rd Workshop on Applied Multimodal Affect Recognition) (easychair.org)<https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=amar2022>.

Hatice Gunes (University of Cambridge)
Stephanie Schuckers (Clarkson University)

Important dates:
Paper submission: May 16, 2022 June 6, 2022
Decision to Authors: May 30, 2022 June 20, 2022
Camera-ready papers due: June 6, 2022 TBA
Shaun Canavan, University of South Florida
Tempestt Neal, University of South Florida
Marvin Andujar, University of South Florida
Saurabh Hinduja, University of Pittsburgh
Lijun Yin, Binghamton University

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